Category Archives: Information

Information related to physiotherapy treatments provided by Rankin Physiotherapy in the province of British Columbia, Canada, as well as updates related to appointment schedules.

Alberta Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Workshop

On November 3, 2017, amid swirling snow and minus temperatures, the Introductory Facial Neuromuscular Retraining course took place in Calgary. 9 therapists from Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer were in attendance with a variety of professional backgrounds: speech language pathologists, … Continue reading

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International Facial Nerve Conference

The 13th International Facial Nerve Symposium (IFNS) was held August 3 to August 6, 2017 in Los Angeles. The IFNS is held every 4 years and brings together Facial Plastic Surgeons, Ear Nose and Throat Surgeons, Head and Neck surgeons as well … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Balance & Dizziness Disorders

The article written by Wuyts, Van Rompaey, and Maes has eight different dimensions that characterize vertigo complaints and help clinicians in their diagnosis. Continue reading

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Defining Dizziness

  A recent article in the New York Times provides some interesting insights on the topic of dizziness. “Dizziness is not a disease but rather a symptom that can result from a huge variety of underlying disorders or, in some … Continue reading

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Yoga and Balance

Yoga can help improve your balance. Continue reading

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More Facial Therapists Trained in BC

From l to r, Kirsty Nicol, Susan Rankin, Sarah Kennedy and Christina Wong This past week-end was an incredible time of learning and sharing. Three new Physiotherapists came to learn their Advanced Techniques in Facial Neuromuscular Retraining. We spent time … Continue reading

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Cotton Swabs Can Be Dangerous!

For many people, using cotton swabs in their ears is a daily ritual to clean the water out of their ears and to get wax out. So why is that dangerous? Continue reading

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Facial Nerve Symposium

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3 years since the last International Facial Nerve Symposium. This is the principal conference for a facial therapist and the rehabilitation component is growing with every meeting. I’m looking forward to going to Los … Continue reading

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Physiotherapists and Physical Therapists

What’s the difference between a Physiotherapist and Physical Therapist? I am asked this question frequently. My answer is, most often, “There is no difference.”           Officially, any graduate of a University physiotherapy program in Canada is … Continue reading

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Physiotherapy Month

May is Physiotherapy month in Canada. Continue reading

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